The Top 25 College Football Wide Receivers Returning for 2010

Continuing in the tradition of top 25 coaches and my preseason college football top 25, I’d like to take a look at the top 25 wide receivers returning next year.

Wide receiver is always a difficult position to project. Success or failure is contingent on the quarterback, on whether another wide receiver is present to divert coverage, and on whether the opponent is scheming to shut you down.

One play from a good receiver can break a game open, but if they have an off day, the whole team suffers.

I’ve omitted the likely early departures—including Damian Williams, for those of you expecting him in the top 10—but for the players that will likely remain, here are 25 of the best returning next year. Upon them, the futures of their teams depend.